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EaterWire Weekend Edition: Scott Feldman Shut Down, Frying Pan Now Open?

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WEST CHELSEA—Waiting for the reopen of the Frying Pan, the Lightship-turned-bar now docked at pier 66, has become a Sisyphean summer ritual in the last two years, but all signs point to the boat getting very very close to being ready. Last week word came that it would be operational as soon as last weekend, and now from the inbox: "the frying pan is now open. they received their final papers. i know this from a source that works there. cant wait! let the summer begin!" NB: Calls to the boat did not confirm this news, the outgoing voicemail, perhaps just outdated, indicating that it was still closed.

HAMPTONS—Tom Colicchio's teensy tiny bestie, Scott Feldman, was to have produced a Lionel Richie concert at his new Hamptons 212 House, a house rented "for $350,000 for the summer to hold gatherings where Food Network stars such as Bobby Flay would cook for guests," but local authorities weren't down: "Over 250 guests were expected to attend the Grammy Award-winner’s performance at 53 Glover Street on Saturday, the same night that July Fourth fireworks would be attracting thousands of other people to the village, he said. The mayor said village officials had “strongly recommended” to [Feldman's attorney] Mr. Burke that the concert be relocated. The event would require a special event permit, the mayor said, which was never applied for..." Update: Big Scottie phones with an update, namely that the event ultimately went off "without a hitch." Lionel was dreamy, Tom's food spectacular as always. So there. [East Hampton Star]

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